Do Your Kids Still Store Things at Home?

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As a parent, you want only the best for your children. You want them to grow up and be successful, and whether they choose to go to college, to pursue a trade, or to travel the world, you’re right there behind them, cheering them on. You know that one day you’ll be an empty-nester, and you’ll remember fondly the days when the kids were at home.

However, one thing you might not be so fond of is having your kids store a majority of their belongings in your house. Sure, you want to be supportive as they look for a job or start their college career, but once they’re out on their own, you want them to take most of their things with them. If you’re looking into self-storage for some of the things they’ve left behind, then let EZ Storage® in Philadelphia help you find the perfect unit.

Talk With Your Kids

It’s important to talk with your kids about the expectations you have for how long they can leave things stored at home. If they’re still attending college and will be home on breaks, then it’s fine for them to have most of their belongings in their bedroom, as well as a few in the garage and the basement. However, once they move out permanently, get married, or start a career, then there can be a timeline on how long you’ll let them store things.

Set a Timeline

Speaking of timelines, it’s important to be firm about when they need to take their items to their new house or apartment. If they’re going to graduate from college in the spring and start a job right after that, then you can give them until the end of the summer to take their boxes and tubs. If you have a child who is traveling the world and plans on being gone for six months, then you can give them a month or so after they return to get settled and then retrieve their belongings. Again, it’s good to have a conversation with them about your expectations, as well as listen to them about what they can realistically manage in terms of moving things out of your house and into theirs, or into a rented storage unit.

Rent a Storage Unit With Them

Chances are that you have some things that could be put into storage as well. If your child doesn’t have the space to take everything with them, but you need to make more room in your house, then why not rent a storage space with them? This way, you can split the cost of the unit, and both you and your child can store important items that neither of you have room for at the moment. This can also help both of you be more intentional about what you own and what you’re holding onto when it comes to personal possessions!

Visit Us Today

If you’re interested in learning more about our self-storage units, then visit one of our locations in the greater Philadelphia area today. We offer spaces on a month-to-month basis, so you or your child can rent a unit for as long as you need. If you decide to rent a space together, then either of you can access it on any day of the year, and our staff members and resident managers will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have while you’re on the premises.

At EZ Storage®, we’re dedicated to helping every customer find the right solution at an affordable price. Visit us today to find the perfect spot for your belongings!